by karlatrotman


October 28 2014, 0 Comments

Tweet Last week I wrote about the Pennsylvania Women’s Conference.  Specifically, I wrote about 5 of the 10 points that Kate White shared with a crowd of about 100 women.  I was studiously took notes, as anyone who worships “Her Fashion Lordship”.  You have already heard the first five of 10 New Rules of Style in the Workplace,
back to school marketing bus

by karlatrotman


September 02 2014, 0 Comments

Tweet I just put my little crumb snatchers on the bus for the first day of school.  There were no tears.  In fact, they jumped out of the car and sprinted towards the doors of the bus.  Go figure.  My husband and I looked around at the other parents giving last minute pep talks, holding back tears and waving as the bus pulled off.  My kids did
money saving tip

by karlatrotman


August 29 2014, 0 Comments

Tweet After my boys graduated from those thick board books, we purchased tons of books with paper pages.  BAD mistake.  My boys would rip AT LEAST 3 pages per day and let’s face it, books are not cheap!  So this is what I started doing that not only SAVED me money, but also increased my boys’ library at a faster rate. I buy from A
How Kate White Changed My Life - Pt II
October 28 2014, 0 Comments


Last week I wrote about the Pennsylvania Women's Conference.  Specifically, I wrote about 5 of the 10 points that Kate White shared with a crowd of about 100 women.  I was studiously took notes, as anyone who worships "Her Fashion Lordship".  You have already heard the first five of 10 New Rules of Style in the Workplace, here are tips six through ten. 6.  It's Time For a Serious Haircut I will admit.  At age 38, I should know better.  I have a ton of hair and its always big.  I [...]
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How Kate White Changed My Life
October 24 2014, 0 Comments


Last week, I attended the Pennsylvania Women's Conference in Philadelphia.  It was a day full of speakers, sessions, shopping, book signings and networking.  But the one person that I was dying to see, was Kate White.  For those who have no idea who she is, Kate White was the editor-in-chief of Cosmo Magazine.for 14 years.  I admired her as a business woman.  For years I listened to Kate White on Cosmo Radio when she would visit my favorite SirusXM show Wake Up! With Taylor.  She would giv [...]
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How I Do it All - The Secret
October 07 2014, 0 Comments


For those who know me know that I have eleventeen things going on in my life.   BellyButtonBoutique.com - I own and operate it Family Electronics Manufacturing Firm - I am there 30+ hours each week Executive MBA Program at Drexel University (7 months to go!) Leadership position at my church - I run the Genesis program for kids ages 3-6.  Basically Children's Church.  Did I mention my church is the largest in the state of Pennsylvania? Various community/social organizations I hav [...]
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Get Back Into Your Jeans
September 24 2014, 0 Comments


Whether or not you have had a baby, we can all relate to the act of stuffing yourself into a pair of jeans that won't fasten. Now it could be all due to a baby that is on its way, a baby you just had, the bag of Doritos you ate over the weekend or just that time of the month. We get it.  We also have the solution.   This invention is so simple, yet effective, which is why we love it so. It is made of expandable thread spun of polyester wrapped around a rubber wire core, so its [...]
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6 Industries That Missed The Back To School Bus
September 02 2014, 0 Comments


I just put my little crumb snatchers on the bus for the first day of school.  There were no tears.  In fact, they jumped out of the car and sprinted towards the doors of the bus.  Go figure.  My husband and I looked around at the other parents giving last minute pep talks, holding back tears and waving as the bus pulled off.  My kids didn't even look out of the window.  With the "other" parents in mind, I thought of 6 industries that could have totally capitalized off of the sappiness of t [...]
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Mommy Money Saving Tip - Books
August 29 2014, 0 Comments


After my boys graduated from those thick board books, we purchased tons of books with paper pages.  BAD mistake.  My boys would rip AT LEAST 3 pages per day and let's face it, books are not cheap!  So this is what I started doing that not only SAVED me money, but also increased my boys' library at a faster rate. I buy from Amazon, but not exactly how you might think.  If you are used to buying from the big retailers you see the Amazon price and darn near high-five yourself thinki [...]
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Diastasis Rehab SALE - $10 off all splints and gift packs
August 14 2014, 0 Comments


SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE We are having a sale on all splints and gift packs.   $10 off all Diastasis Rehab Splints and Gift Packs Just enter:  drsplint2014 at checkout Ends:  August 31, 2014
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Diastasis Rehab Splints - NOW in BEIGE
July 21 2014, 0 Comments


We have been waiting for a while to add the new Diastasis Rehab splints in the new Beige color.  Back when we started selling Diastasis Rehab splints (7 years ago), we sold both white and black.  We found that an overwhelming majority of people wanted the color black.  So we stuck with selling only black.   The beige color splint was supposed to launch over a year ago and the late release left us thinking that there wasn't a huge demand because not many people were asking for it.  But la [...]
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Good News
July 16 2014, 0 Comments


I am humbled by two features in the media over the summer and I just had to share. My college - Penn State University's Smeal College of Business interviewed me for an Alumni Spotlight.  The story highlights how I became and entrepreneur and focuses on what it takes to get there. [caption id="attachment_2850" align="aligncenter" width="577" caption="Click on Article for Full Story"][/caption] I was also featured in U.S. News and World Report earlier this month, giving tips on star [...]
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Leaving For A Trip and the Kid's Passport is Expired
April 16 2014, 0 Comments


Last night, as I was packing for our annual family getaway, I noticed that my littlest one's passport was expired.  Immediately I panicked.  Here it was Tuesday evening and we were scheduled to leave Friday morning.  There was NO WAY the US Government was going to be able to meet this need.  They need at least 40 weeks to handle expedited issues, right?  That's what I thought. After realizing the issue, I jumped on the computer to see what my options were: Option 1:  Leave the li [...]
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